For Valentine’s Day, I put together a little DIY project for my boyfriend that I decided to name “The US Box”. The idea was to give him tangible items that represent intangible commitments I make to him in our relationship. I typed out explanations on tags, and attached them to each item. I then presented everything to him inside of a vintage suitcase. It was really fun shopping around for vintage items and spending time thinking about specific commitments that I want him to know I’m making. I definitely had to stretch a little.
Here are some photos of the project, shot by Caroline Tran (who I LOVE!). Special thanks to her for taking these gorgeous photos! You can also see more here, where the project was featured by the most fabulous gals ever of 100 Layer Cake.
I think the idea works beautifully for anyone looking for a thoughtful and momentous gift to give someone…be it your fiance on your wedding day, your mother on mother’s day, etc… What I love about giving it to my boyfriend is that we can both continue to add to it as our relationship grows and requires new promises. I also love that our future children will be able to paw through the box and understand in very tactile ways what we do to put our love in action.
Hope you enjoy!